You know those places that cause you to relax and enjoy the simplicity of life?  The places that don’t have wifi or cable television–and I still wish my cell phone didn’t work there.

Those places.  The places that are rustic and cozy.

Heated by a wood stove.

Built by loving hands–log by log.

A place where family comes together just to be together.

One of those places for me is Andy’s family cabin.

Years ago, my father-in-law learned of a cabin that was to be torn down.  Somehow, instead of tearing it down, they allowed him to take down the cabin: log by log, marking each one as he went.  He then went on to rebuild the cabin –adding a second floor and living room space –on their property in a little town about 3 hours from us.

If it sounds idyllic?  Well, it is.
And if taking apart and building a cabin sounds like a lot of work to you?  I think it was.

Each time we drive back from the cabin, there are two thoughts that always go through my head:

1. I would love a fireplace.  It’ll definitely be on the must list if we ever move.
2.  I want to get to the cabin more often as a family.  I want to slow down.  I want to be outside.  I want to sit on the porch.

I know we don’t technically need to go anywhere to slow down, but sometimes it helps.  It helps to take a moment to step back and observe.  I want to be intentional about these choices for us as a family–before we blink and the time is gone.

{Psst! I’m working hard behind the scenes to get the shop up and running for January 1, 2013.  I may be sleep deprived and cross-eyed when that day arrives, but it’ll be worth it.  Can’t wait to get these sweet scarves into y’all’s homes!}









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